NYSE Euronext: WHAT: NYSE Euronext will celebrate the holiday season with the 89 th lighting of the NYSE Christmas Tree. The annual NYSE tradition will extend throughout Broad Street between Wall Street and Exchange Place and will include live musical entertainment, hot cocoa and the NYSE Closing Bell. WHEN/WHERE: Tuesday, December 4, 2012/NYSE Checkpoint/Tent at corner of Exchange Place & Broad Street CONTACT: Media interested in covering the event MUST contact Judy Shaw at 212.656.4290 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
|12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.||Hot cocoa and cookie distribution outside the NYSE Swiss Miss hot cocoa topped with Reddi-wip distributed outside the NYSE courtesy of ConAgra Foods (NYSE: CAG) Ivanka Trump and The Glad Products Company – Cookies for Kids’ Cancer Ivanka Trump and The Glad Products Company, a subsidiary of The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX), will distribute thousands of cookies outside the NYSE. For every cookie exchanged this holiday season, GLAD will make a donation to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a nonprofit that raises funds for pediatric research through cookie sales.|
|3:00 p.m.||Live performance by Elle Winter Hollywood's emerging young vocalist, Elle Winter is a 13 year old pop singer, songwriter and recording artist, currently starring in this season's competition series, Radio Disney's "N.B.T."|
|3:15 p.m.||Live performance by Rock Star Madness Band The Rock Star Madness Band features Hannah Montana star Shanica Knowles. The band’s initiative, “Project Pride,” and their current single, “Proud,” inspires children to be positive.|
|3:30 p.m.||Live performance by Amerika DeLuna AMERIKA’s first single, “Work The Middle,” appeared on the soundtrack of Walt Disney’s dance flick Step Up 3D.|
|3:40 p.m.||Live performance by Alexandra & The Starlight Band Rock and soul artist Alexandra & The Starlight Band features vocalist and entertainer Alexandra Starlight. Starlight has been covered by national press and appeared on the #1 rated morning show in Los Angeles, Good Day LA. She also appears in the new Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary trailer currently being shown before concerts and in theaters.|
|4:00 p.m.||NYSE Closing Bell Bell ringing with Ivanka Trump, FOX 5 NY Meteorologist Nick Gregory, and musical entertainers participating in the NYSE tree lighting ceremony.|
|4:10 p.m.||Live performance by Gabriel Johnson Critically acclaimed trumpeter Gabriel Johnson recently performed with Placido Domingo on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”|
|4:40 p.m.||Live performance by Gotham Rock Choir Gotham Rock Choir is New York City’s first choir devoted exclusively to the performance of Pop, Rock and Soul music.|
|4:50 p.m.||Live performance by Andy Allo Singer/songwriter/guitarist Andy Allo, collaborated with Prince on her current project Superconductor and recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!|
|5:00 p.m.||Live performance by Rosie’s Theater Kids Rosie’s Theater Kids is an arts education organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children through the arts.|
|5:10 p.m.||Live performance by Blake Whyte Singer/songwriter Blake Whyte is currently making his living on the Broadway stage in the hit show “Mamma Mia!”.|
|5:20 p.m.||Live performance by Gordon Chambers Gordon Chambers is a Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter who has penned hit songs for some of R&B’s most iconic legends such as Anita Baker, Beyonce, Usher, Brownstone, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Patti Labelle, and The Isley Brothers.|
|5:30 p.m.||Live performance by Belinda Munro Belinda Munro is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, actress, and motivational speaker who has graced many stages across the world singing with Disney and various national and international artists. She is also an Apollo Theater winner. Ms. Munro will also serve as emcee for the tree lighting festivities.|
|5:45 p.m.||NYSE Christmas Tree is illuminated|
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